The Jeep Trail is one of only a handful of 4x4 trails in the Trask OHV region of western Tillamook State Forest. This is a purely scenic trail, offering the explorer a narrow, but enjoyable route among huge ferns, moss-covered trees, and stunning views.
1. Trailhead (Bottom)- Turn North from N. Fork Rd.
This is the "bottom" or lower access to Jeep Trail. Watch carefully, as you may easily drive right by this trailhead. The trailhead is off North Fork Rd., 1.4 miles east of Trask River Rd. Watch for the trail sign on your left, just past the bridge.
From downtown Tillamook travel east on Hwy-6 for 2.6 miles to Trask River Rd. Turn right onto Trask River Rd. At 1.9-miles turn left at the intersection with Long Prarie Rd. Continue on Trask River Rd. for 10-miles to the intersection with North Fork Road. Turn left onto North Fork Rd and travel east for 1.4miles. The trailhead will be on your left, just beyond a small bridge.
Jeep Trail is closed due to logging activity. Although the timber harvest appears to be completed, the trail is signed as closed. According to ODF there is no ETA to have the trail repaired and open again.
The Jeep Trail is open and looking beautiful as ever. I've run the trail 4 times over the past few weeks preparing for Jeep Jamboree. The bushes/trees are all brushed back and trimmed. It's a beautiful trail this time of year!
Dean has lived in Oregon for over 9 years - having spent most of his adult life in Southern California where his love for exploring the outdoors was born. Over the years Dean has hiked to remote fishing holes, mountain biked red-dirt trails of AZ, and backpacked the trails of the Eastern Sierras. As an avid off-road explorer driving a Jeep Wrangler, Dean can often be found traversing the back-roads and trails of Oregon and Washington, or overlanding in Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. Dean is also a Trail Guide for Jeep Jamboree USA, guiding jamboree participants in and around the 4x4 trails of Tillamook State Forest in Oregon.
Dean's day-job is Business Development for a local aerospace company, but he also owns & operates a number of small businesses. Dean is a retired Police Officer, an Army veteran, and airplane pilot.